November and December Events

Please welcome Abby Williams Nicolo as our new On-line Market Manager as we also say good-bye and many thanks and good wishes to Penny Bergeron our past manager. Friends of the Market may already know Abby as our Kid’s Corner Coordinator. Come greet Abby and join us November 16th for the first On-line Market Open House. Sample products and get ideas for holiday entertaining. Tim Mansfield will be sharpening,so bring those knives,scissors, chainsaw chains etc….

Beautiful pesticide-free Christmas trees and wreaths from Brookgreen Farm are available again this year for pre-order on the On-line Market. This is one of our largest fund-raising efforts for the Market. We appreciate your support and are pleased to be able to offer such a high quality product.

Join us   Green Friday, November 25th and December 3rd,  11 am to 3 pm at Town Park for our Winter Markets and Christmas Tree Fundraisers. Enjoy free kids activities, listen to Christmas carols sung by the Highland Camerata at 12:30, shop for delicious local products  and beautiful crafts, and pickup your pre-ordered Christmas trees and wreaths.  In addition December 3 features the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off.  Free to enter, $5 to taste and vote for your favorite and $25 to the winner!  Bring entries to the Market from 11-11:30.Tasting starts at 11:45 and the winner will be announced at 1:30.  Be sure to stay for the Christmas Parade, it starts at 3pm.

WINTER MARKETS AND CHRISTMAS TREE FUNDRAISER

It’s time once again for the  4th Annual Winter Markets and Christmas Tree Fundraiser.  The Farmers Market returns to Town Park in Downtown Independence on Friday, November 27th and Saturday December 5th, from 10 am to 3 pm.

Free Kids activities include decorating cookies, making marshmallow snowmen and creating pressed flower Christmas cards.

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Pick out your fresh, pesticide free Christmas tree and wreaths and enjoy shopping for local crafts and fresh, local foods. All proceeds from the tree sales benefit the Farmers Market.  You can pre-order your tree at the On-line Market by going to the website, www.independencefarmersmarket.org and clicking the “On-line market” tab.

Join us again on December 5, activities include the 1st annual Chili Cookoff.  Enter your best chili in the competition and win $50!  Please bring your entry in a crockpot to the Market by 11 am. It’s free to enter and only $5 to buy a ticket to taste all the entries and cast your vote.  It is a great way to stay warm while you wait to see the Independence Christmas Parade.
The Independence Farmers Market welcomes SNAP and offers a $25 match for all fruit and vegetable purchases.

Richard and Judy Weigand donate table for Farmers Market Raffle

The Farmers Market is pleased to announce a Raffle for a lovely live edge coffee table/bench made of local black walnut built and donated to the Independence Farmers Market by furniture maker Richard Weigand and his wife Judy. They live in Grayson County and are avid supporters of the market. Funds raised from their generous donation will be used to support the market activities. The table/bench measures 44 x 12 x 15 and retails for $1850. Did I mention that the Raffle tickets are only $5?!

Richard is an artist at heart and always has been. Over the years his art has taken various forms and shapes and for the last decade he’s turned to furniture making for his creative outlet. He loves making something beautiful and useful from wood he finds or wood that’s given to him. See more at Weigand Fine Art & Craft Gallery. 117 W. Grayson St., Galax, VA. For more info call 276 768 7710.weigandtable

The drawing will be held during  the 2nd Winter Market and Christmas Tree Fundraiser on December 5th at noon.  You do not have to be present to win, but shipping or delivery is the responsibility of the winner.